Archive for May 31, 2006

Lawsuit against gynecologist ends in $5 million verdict

Earlier this week, a jury in Cook County, Illinois awarded $5 million to a woman who lost the use of her vagina following a hysterectomy and a procedure designed to treat frequent urination.

Dad sentenced for DUI

Father sentenced to prison for a drunken driving accident that left his teenage daughter paralyzed.

Widow files suit as former teacher dies of asbestos related lung cancer

The widow and estate of Walter W. Caswell Jr., 55, of Kensington, Connecticut have filed suit after the former high school teacher died of mesothelioma, a lung cancer only known to be caused by asbestos exposure.

FDA detects benzene in five different drinks

A Food and Drug Administration analysis of over 100 soft drinks and other beverages found five drinks with benzene levels higher than U.S. drinking-water standards, the FDA said last Friday.

Ohio residents sue DuPont over C8 exposure

Three Parkersburg, Ohio residents filed a lawsuit last week against DuPont, alleging that the company has polluted the city’s water supplies with C8, a manufacturing chemical used in the production of Teflon and other products.

Texas Attorney General files lawsuit against fuel additive company

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit last week against Dallas-based BioPerformance, Inc., for marketing a fuel pill it claims will boost gas mileage.

Lawsuit charges Mississippi nursing home with malpractice

The daughter of an elderly nursing home resident who died after allegedly being exposed to Hepatitis B recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home.

Steelworkers union president supports Teflon lawsuit against DuPont in New Jersey

United Steelworkers (USW) president Leo Gerard is backing a lawsuit to clean up water supplies potentially contaminated with Teflon-related chemicals in areas surrounding DuPont's plant in New Jersey, and to monitor residents' health.